Dave Golder

Dave Golder

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 77% Gotham: Season 1 Episode 17 " "Red Hood" once again delivers another potential Joker, though in a far more subtle way. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 21, 2015
4.5/5 61% Gotham: Season 1 Episode 16 " There are two moments in this episode that send shivers down your spine. Two moments that shock and throw you off-guard. Two moments that make sure this will always rate as one of the best episodes of Gotham's first season. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 14, 2015
3/5 64% Gotham: Season 1 Episode 15 " The first encounter between Penguin and Ed Nygma is wonderfully edgy (and Ed's riddle is a good'un). Maroni's later visit to Penguin's (slightly naff-looking) redressed night club is another masterpiece in understated threat. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 7, 2015
3.5/5 88% Gotham: Season 1 Episode 14 " The main plot, then, was a deftly crafted Gotham procedural with a memorable baddie and a sense of macabre fun... but there was so much more to savour as well. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 30, 2015
3.5/5 94% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " While there's still something a little small scale and unambitiously "TV" about the show as times (too many talky scenes in grey offices and shooty scenes in dull warehouses) at other moments it strikes the comic book action vibe perfectly. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 23, 2015
3/5 67% Gotham: Season 1 Episode 13 " "Welcome Back, Jim Gordon" feels like a shopping list episode. " ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 23, 2015
1.5/5 11% After Earth (2013) " Pompous, humourless tosh. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 14, 2013
4/5 63% Byzantium (2013) " Byzantium is a connoisseur's vampire film; a vintage red. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Sep 20, 2013
3/5 29% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) " Undeniably entertaining, but disappointingly half-assed. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 13, 2013
3.5/5 42% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) " Episodically plotted, Sea Of Monsters is slick, well-produced fluff that's shamelessly derivative. Kinda dumb fun, though. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 8, 2013
3/5 54% Oblivion (2013) " While it tries hard to resurrect the spirit of '60s and '70s sci-fi, what it actually feels more like is The Matrix without the benefit of a bullet time-like gimmick. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Apr 10, 2013
2.5/5 46% Beautiful Creatures (2013) " What works best about the film is what you might fear the most - the teen romance. It's the supernatural part that sucks. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Feb 16, 2013
3.5/5 30% Total Recall (2012) " If there had never been an 'original' Total Recall, the reaction to Wiseman's version would surely have been a lot less frosty. Because in and of itself, it's a decent enough sci-fi action flick - severely flawed, but a lot of fun. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jan 2, 2013
3.5/5 64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) " An Unexpected Journey is a bit ropey, excessive and padded in places, sure, but if that's the worst and the best is yet to come, then this could end up being another great trilogy. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Dec 10, 2012
4/5 91% Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan " While a little light and fluffy - and not offering much insight or info that hasn't been covered in the numerous books on Harryhausen - it's a wonderful celebration of his work. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Nov 9, 2012
4/5 73% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) " Has characters you can fall in love with, and bags of charm. The series is in safe hands. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 21, 2012
3/5 48% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) " Worth watching for the breathless moments when it captures the magic completely on screen. But while its heart may be in the right place, it doesn't beat with much passion. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jun 11, 2012
2.5/5 34% Battleship (2012) " If you love military hardware, it's a great naval gazing exercise. But as a blockbuster it's all a bit half-mast. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Apr 11, 2012
3.5/5 91% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) " A massively entertaining, awesomely inventive twist on the traditional 'teenage kids go to a spooky house in the woods' genre that falters in the final reel, when things get too bizarrely excessive. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Mar 10, 2012
4/5 51% John Carter (2012) " Lynn Collins's feisty Dejah Thoris is the best kick-ass sci-fi princess since Leia " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Mar 2, 2012
4/5 85% Chronicle (2012) " A lot darker and disturbing than you might expect, Chronicle is a consistently watchable, assured debut, which largely overcomes the problems of its (now long past its sell-by date) format. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jan 27, 2012
1.5/5 35% Immortals (2011) " Immortals doesn't lack a sense of wonder. You spend most of the film wondering why they bothered making it. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Nov 11, 2011
3/5 60% Real Steel (2011) " A family movie like Disney used to make, with all the faults and bonuses that implies. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Oct 14, 2011
4/5 77% Thor (2011) " While Thor may not be a thundering triumph, it's decent enough fun to make you hope that lightning strikes twice and we get a sequel. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Apr 19, 2011
3/5 72% The Adjustment Bureau (2011) " With a few adjustments here and there, this could have been a great film, rather than a irritatingly flawed one with some great moments. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Mar 4, 2011
3.5/5 49% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) " It's hardly groundbreaking, but after the stodgy, cluttered, overblown last couple of Potter pics this unpretentious fantasy flick feels like a nostalgic return to the glory days of Ray Harryhausen. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Dec 14, 2010
3/5 78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010) " Often just seems to be going round in very decreasing circles, chasing its own fairytale. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Nov 16, 2010
74% Splice (2010) " Spends three quarters of its running time desperately fighting against being the kind of film you expect it to be, before becoming exactly the kind of film you expect it to be... " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Aug 2, 2010
3.5/5 64% Predators (2010) " A great film whenever the actors aren't actually required to deliver any lines. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2010
4/5 67% Daybreakers (2010) " The Spierig Brothers have created an unsettlingly believable world, part Blade Runner, part Gattaca, part Blade. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jan 11, 2010
3/5 84% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) " Why David Yates decided to move the series so far away from its fantasy adventure heartland is puzzling. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2009
1/5 27% Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009) " Let's get one thing straight. It's not drivel because of its lesbian titillation. It's just drivel. The Beavis and Butthead mentality is just another reason to loathe it, like Page Three of The Sun. " ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Mar 27, 2009
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